In 2021 Bulgaria has Paid Out over BGN 740,000 in Compensation under Decisions of the Court in Strasbourg
Bulgaria is at the top of the ranking of EU member states in terms of the number of cases in the so-called "enhanced procedure" (clusters of cases posing structural and systemic problems) at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The country is in sixth place after Russia (16%), Ukraine (15%), Turkey (11%), Romania (10%) and Italy (7%). Bulgaria is also among the 10 countries that delay the implementation of the decisions of the court in Strasbourg the most.
This is understood from a message of the Council of Ministers, which yesterday adopted a decision to submit to the National Assembly the Ninth Annual Report on the implementation of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in cases against Bulgaria for 2021. The topics of the report are identified in three parts. The first presents up-to-date information on the number of convictions for the past year, the number of pending appeals before the ECHR and a summary of some decisions of the ECHR against Bulgaria handed down during the year.
The second part contains general information on the implementation of the decisions of the ECHR against Bulgaria, including comparative statistical information. The decisions implemented during the year are indicated, as well as those on which progress has been made. The third part concerns main problems arising from the court's decisions and indicates the measures that the legislative, executive and judicial authorities should take for the successful implementation of the decisions and prevention of future violations of the convention and condemnation decisions against Bulgaria.
The report states that Bulgaria is in 14th place in terms of the number of pending complaints (623) and in 17th place in terms of the number of pending...
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